Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery

4 Collins Yard, off Islington Green, London N1 2XU

Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery, London, London
Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery, London, London
Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery, London, London

Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery offers a versatile service to local parents, that includes extended daycare and a bilingual approach.

All staff are highly trained, friendly and welcoming with many staff being native French speaking teachers who provide the French-bilingual environment for the children.

The nursery employs fully-trained Montessori teachers, as well as members of staff with alternative qualifications in childcare, which helps to provide children with a variety of support in the nursery and ensures the needs of children are carefully monitored.

The nursery offers a four course organic menu, prepared daily by the chef.

Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery has a small but really well used playground for the children.

Group: Bilingual Nurseries

Person in charge: Tumi Quadri (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Islington Council

Number of Staff: 8

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 26

Age Range: from 1 years 0 months to 4 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 2 weeks at Christmas, 1 week Easter & 2 weeks in August

Languages Spoken (other than English): French

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.2 Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.214)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.733 for Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (47 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.733

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 2.481 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.962 , then divided by 2 = 0.481

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1

I am really happy about the choice I made for my daughter by choosing Mars Montessori for her early years education. The staff have always been so warm and attentive and they were very helpful in the delicate transition phase of settling in. Our daughter loves going to nursery and she is very close to all the teachers and staff. We feel it is a small, warm family and we know our daughter is in good hands.
I love the fact that they always have initiatives and ideas on things to do, day outs, shows. The food is also very good and the menu is very varied and introduces them to international food.
Being a bilingual nursery was really one of the most important things when I chose Mars Montessori and my daughter now speaks and perfectly understands three languages (French, English and her mother's language).
Overall I am very grateful and happy about my choice as I feel it will be a great asset for her future education.

How likely would you be to recommend Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son is now just three, he has been with Mars for one year now and we all LOVE this school. The teachers are super friendly and dedicated to children, and although the first week was difficult and a big change compared to home, thanks to them and the good atmosphere in Mars, our son was quickly looking forward to go to school everyday. He has made plenty of friends and keeps talking about his new experiences there. The numerous weekly "observations" with pictures and commentaries sent from the staff are also great and show the commitment of teachers to each child.
I think it is the best way for our little boy to discover and love School. He will attend another year there, and his little brother will definitely go to Mars as well in due time.

How likely would you be to recommend Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

All three of our children attended Mars and each had a really wonderful experience there. What sets this nursery apart is the quality of the staff. They are sensitive, intelligent and well-qualified and always fully engaged with the children. They must be well supported by their managers because they seem a very happy team. Our children were offered a fantastic range of activities including specialist teachers visiting weekly (sport, yoga, dance/drama), frequent interesting outings (locally and further afield), hatching out chicks and butterflies, putting on a lovely show for the parents twice a year and lots more. The staff know individual children very well and are able to follow their interests and provide ideal learning materials. All ours were far ahead of age-expectations on finishing at Mars. Importantly, the children are taught to be considerate towards each other. We appreciated the secure webpage updates with pictures of what our child had been doing each week.

How likely would you be to recommend Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has spent nearly 2 years at Mars and he has enjoyed every moment. The teachers are very caring but also enforce a certain discipline and values to guide children. Our child has made a lot of friends and has formed a strong bond with the carers. We are really grateful and want to thank everyone at Mars.

How likely would you be to recommend Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Philippe Fraser, Director at Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery responded to this review on 28 Jul 2016:

Many thanks for your review. It has been an honour and a pleasure looking after and teaching your son. He will be missed! Do pop in next term for tea one day, as we would love to hear how he is getting on at school (and you will be able to see the improvements we will have made to the outside space too!). Good luck for the transition.

I had both my children going to Mars Montessori and both of them were happy to go there every day. They not only did exciting activities and have fun, but they also learn letters, numbers and prepare for School. The teachers are exceptional in their care, support and teaching skills and for me that make all the difference.

How likely would you be to recommend Mars Montessori Bilingual Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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